Tuesday, May 18, 2021
By Abdirizak Mursal Farah Shabelle and Juba rivers are the only two perennial rivers in Somalia. Both rivers begin in the highlands of Ethiopia and then flow southeast into Somalia. River Shabelle is longer than Juba and flows through several...
Source of map: Nelson, Harold D. (Ed.) (1982). Somalia: A Country Study, p.15, Washington DC: American University, Foreign Area Studies; Library of Congress   Among other things, leaders of Somaliland base their claim for statehood that Somaliland was once British...
By Shukri Said The coronavirus pandemic that has swept across the world since the beginning of 2020 has put all states to the test.  Some reacted with positive results, limiting deaths and the rate of infections, others less so. Among the...
Muhidin Libah, farmer and director of the Somali Bantu Community Association. Photograph: Greta Rybus/The Guardian Muhidin Libah stretched his arm overhead, tapping the head of a corn stalk and sending its leaves quivering in the August sun. “About seven feet,” he...
By Liban Obsiye Ever since President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s first visit to Somalia in 2011, when he was Turkey’s prime minister, the relations between Somalia and Turkey has blossomed and strengthened. The two countries started regular high-level discussions, exchange of...
Somaliland is not an entity which was born after the disintegration of the Siad Barre dictatorship.  In pre-historic times it was known as the land of Punt.  Many, including recently Ethiopia, lay claim to that legendary name.  However, two...
Although Somaliland’s political system incorporates both traditional elements and modern, political structures, it is mostly divided and fought over clan lines, and the two, main political parties represent a specific clan or a coalition of clans and sub-clans. “One of...
The communist Chinese government concealed the severity of the coronavirus outbreak; they were slow to share with the rest of the world the spread of the virus and its transmission. The World Health Organization colluded with China by covering up...
By Mohamed I. Trunji The Somali public, at large, holds the opinion that the Lega dei Giovani Somali had favoured the return of Italy to its former colony as a Trustee during the debate of the future of Somalia at...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (Office of the Russian President) and Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi (GettyImages) The African nation says no to foreign influence, including the U.S., with remarkable success. By Michael Horton The unrecognized Republic of Somaliland recently did what few...